STOP LYNAS

STOP LYNAS

Friday, May 14, 2010

NO MORE OFFSHORE DRILLING
A monstrous oil spill is gushing as much as 2,500,000
gallons of crude a day into the Gulf of Mexico.

Before the spill, U.S. President Obama and Congressional leaders were planning to ramp up offshore drilling. Now, with the spill, the politics have shifted-- and an opportunity has opened for the world's biggest historical climate polluter to shift away from oil and towards climate-safe energy sources.

This disaster is expected to be catastrophic for the land and people in the gulf. The oil has already reached land, contaminating wildlife sanctuaries. Authorities are so concerned about the impacts of more oil reaching land that they are prefer to set the gulf on fire, burning as much of the oil as possible.

Meanwhile, the fossil fuel industry is raking in windfall profits. BP, which operated the sunken rig, more than doubled its first quarter profits in 2010 to $5.65 billion.

For years, the world has waited for the U.S. to step up on climate. But with the carbon lobby's strangle-hold on Washington, we’ve had more drilling in place of stronger investment in cleaner, safer energy sources. It’s time to for a change -- Senator Bill Nelson of Florida has already introduced legislation to repeal plans to expand offshore drilling. Let's back him up with an outpouring of global public outrage. Sign the petition calling on President Obama and Congress to end offshore drilling, and take the US and the world to clean energy future:

At a moment like this, when leaders are making up their minds, the world's voices can help tip the balance. Sign the petition urging the U.S. to stop offshore drilling and invest instead in clean renewable energy -- the signatures will be delivered to the White House in Washington DC when we reach 500,000! Click to sign on now and spread the word:
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1 comment:

semuanya OK kot said...

At the start of the Industrial Revolution, this ocean planet was dominated by the largest animals: whales. Then the West discovered whale oil, and these creaturs were nearly wiped out. Sheer cultural arrogance keeps the Japanese and Icelanders at the slaughter, though the meat is tasteless and poisonous.

We have just found out that whales play a part locking up carbon through their droppings to the cold Southern Ocean. How many other disasterous lessons are waiting for us?